(San Francisco, CA) January 12th, 2010
ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, and Konami Digital Entertainment, a leading global game developer and publisher of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, are pleased to announce the launch of the MGS4 Edition of the award-winning ASTRO A40 Audio System.
Infused with artwork from one of the most popular, genre-defining series in the history of video gaming, the A40 Audio System: MGS4 Edition also boasts a refresh of the patent-pending ASTRO MixAmp™ - now PS3™ (PlayStation ® 3) compatible out of the box.
All of the original images were pulled from the KONAMI archives of the fourth major title in the series, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which is exclusively for Sony’s PlayStation ® 3 entertainment system.
“The Metal Gear Solid series has been thrilling gamers for years with its incredible graphics, stealth game play and cinematic presentation” said Jordan Reiss, VP of ASTRO Gaming. “We’re proud that Konami and Kojima Productions have chosen us as a partner and we anticipate that this will be the first in a series of products customized for the Metal Gear Solid franchise”
“Konami is always looking to partner with powerful brands to offer innovative and high tech products,” added Fung Thai, Licensing Manager of Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. “Our partnership with ASTRO Gaming has allowed us to craft an audio system that will enhance the already-incredible Metal Gear Solid 4 experience.”
The lineup of MGS4 Edition products available exclusively from Astro Gaming include:
• The A40 Audio System: MGS4 Edition (available for $249.95) comes with a choice of a white or black ASTRO A40 Headset, one set of custom Metal Gear Solid 4 Speaker Tags and ASTRO’s versatile PS3™-compatible MixAmp™.
• The A40 Headset Only: MGS4 Edition (available for $199.95) comes with either a white or black ASTRO A40 Headset and one set of custom Metal Gear Solid 4 Speaker Tags.
All of the METAL GEAR SOLID bundles can be ordered exclusively from the ASTRO Gaming website at www.astrogaming.com with products shipping immediately. Show your support for the ASTRO A40 and METAL GEAR SOLID 4 by ordering today!
About Konami and Metal Gear Solid
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDEI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Corporation (NYSE: KNM), is a leading, global developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game marketing. KONAMI is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION
METAL GEAR SOLID is a critically acclaimed series of stealth games created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. The series is famous for pioneering the stealth game genre, for its lengthy cinematic cut scenes, intricate story lines and its exploration of the nature of politics, warfare, censorship, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, loyalty, reality, subjective vs. universal truths and other philosophical themes. The METAL GEAR series has accumulated great success, selling over 27.5 million copies to date.
About ASTRO Gaming
ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment for pro gamers, leagues and their lifestyles. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Microsoft Xbox 360™, Alienware PCs, and HP’s GamingPCs, ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric "tech-life" products, supporting this rapidly growing community. ASTRO Gaming’s product line includes the A40 Audio System, the Official Licensed Headset of Major League Gaming, and the Transport Series of gaming gear bags.
About the A40 Audio System
The A40 Audio System, consisting of the A40 Headset and MixAmp™, is a critically acclaimed solution for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC gamers. The A40 Headset is the most versatile and user-configurable gaming headset in the world, and offers players an unprecedented amount of customization features. The new ASTRO MixAmp™ combines class-leading voice communication capabilities with pinpoint-accurate Dolby ® Digital surround sound. In addition to working seamlessly with the Xbox 360, the ASTRO MixAmp™ has added a USB voice input to make setup and play on the Sony PlayStation ® 3, PC or Mac easier than ever.
All ASTRO Gaming products are available direct from the company website at: http://www.astrogaming.com/products
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